Archives for July 2015

    THE LATTER RAIN

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    Joel 2: 23 “Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month”.

    What do we really mean by this? What was Joel talking about? Yes I know we have used this to speak of the latter Rain in movement of the past ages of Church history,. But let’s take a closer look.

    In 1 kings 17:1 , Elijah prophesied before Ahab “And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word”.

    Now the authority of Elijah was hinged on the word of God previous in Lev.26:1+, that if they should go into idolatry, then God will punish them and there will be no rain, meaning no food for them. So this is what Elijah stood upon to make the declaration to King Ahab. See it here…

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    THE DEVIL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE

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    The rich Young Ruler boasted of haven kept all the laws, and his evidence is his wealth – (Mathew 19:16-26).

    To the Old Testament saint, the proof of your obeying the law is your wealth, so when Jesus said the poor you will always have with you, it means there will always be Jews who will not keep all the laws in order to prosper.

    The Jews never tied their poverty or ill health to a devil but lack of obedience to the law. See Deuteronomy 28:1+

    But how it is today in the New Testament, all misfortunes, poverty etc is tied to the devil. Does the devil originate after Christ death to cause our poverty?

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    EFFORTLESS FRUIT

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    He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:37-41

    These rivers of living water are referring to the Holy Spirit and the effects He produces in the life of the believer. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.” These qualities should flow out of us as

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